Teaching Russian Literature in Italian Universities: Problems and Possible Solutions

Irina Marchesini

Abstract


Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov is undoubtedly a key figure of world literature. Nonetheless, together with his legacy as a writer, his activity as a University teacher should be considered. This aspect, often marginalized by Nabokov criticism, deserves greater recognition. Indeed, it could stimulate interesting theoretical reflections on how to teach literature, especially Russian. In this perspective, this paper discusses some of the most common problems in teaching Russian literature in Italian universities, suggesting possible solutions inferred from Nabokov’s Lectures on Russian Literature (1981).


Keywords


Vladimir Nabokov; Lectures on Russian Literature; Russian literature; Old Russian Literature; Didactic method

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